1. To train a new man

    And it is very encouraging to hear that so many new devotees are coming. That is an indication of your sincerity. The more sincere you are in pushing this movement forward, so Krishna will reciprocate and send you many new devotees. Thank you very much. So give them protection and instruct them so that they […]
  2. Cheaters as teachers

    A cheater is taking the place of teacher. Therefore the whole world is degraded. You can cheat others that “I am in dress of a devotee, so I am…” What is your character? What is your actual value? That has to be judged. That is called a bona fide teacher. Srila Prabhupada, Questions and Answers […]
  3. Preaching more important than temples

    In this age, it is more important to create devotees than to construct temples. My Guru Maharaja advised me to give more stress on literary work such as publishing books and magazines in Krsna consciousness, and temple opening is a secondary consideration. I am just trying to open some temples in the Western countries because […]
  4. Devotees are all-powerful and protected

    Vaisnavas do not require to practice any yogic power to become materially powerful. He doesn’t require. Simply his surrender to Krsna makes him all-powerful. This is the position of Vaisnava. Vaisnavas do not care for all these yogic powers. They depend on Krsna. Krsna is the yogesvara, all, master. Yatra yogesvarah krsnah [Bg 18.78]. So […]
  5. Todar Mal

    Emperor Akbar, his chief minister was Todar Mal. Todar Mal is Hindu. The Muslim emperors, they used to employ Hindus as chief of department. They did not believe Muslims to become the chief. They knew it very well that these Muslims are not reliable. They can kill their father even. Srila Prabhupada — August 24, […]
  6. Another kind of kirtana

    Kirtana means both lecturing and chanting with music. The chanting with music is specially attractive for the mass of people, but talking from philosophical point of view on Krishna Consciousness is also chanting. From Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Upendra — Montreal 14 August, 1968
  7. Weal birth, real life, begins

    First birth is from your parents but real birth, real life, begins when one accepts a bona fide spiritual master and renders service onto him. Then the path is open for going back to home, back to Godhead, to live eternally in full knowledge and full bliss and in association with the Supreme Personality of […]
  8. Helpful wife

    I am so glad to learn that your good wife is also helping you. That is the duty of a faithful companion of life. If the wife is helpful in the spiritual progress of life, she is the best friend and philosopher. So in Krsna Consciousness the wife is never a burden, but she is […]
  9. Fortunate & unfortunate

    Amogha: Srila Prabhupada? Why is it that some people, when they hear about Krsna consciousness, they take it, and some do not. And still, after that, some of those who take it, they stay, and some who take it take it for some time, and then they fail? Prabhupada: That is fortunate and unfortunate. Just […]
  10. A sign of strength

    Paramahamsa Swami: It seems that the more we strive to push the Krsna consciousness movement forward, the more maya puts obstacles in the way to stop us. Prabhupada: Yes, but as soon as you become strong, naturally there will be more enemies. That is natural. From Morning Walk Conversation — June 14, 1974, Paris
  11. Who is a Vaisnava?

    It is not in my hands. Krsna-Balarama. I want association of Vaisnava. You are all pure Vaisnavas. You have sacrificed everything, material comforts, for Krsna’s sake. That is Vaisnava. Srila Prabhupada, Conversation — October 18, 1977, Vrndavana
  12. Helping sick Godbrothers

    One of the symptoms of a devotee is that he is kind, so if our Godbrother becomes ill it is our duty to help him get the proper medicine and treatment so that he can recover. There is no question of ill treating of our own Godbrothers simply because they are sick, nor should you […]